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2009-02-09 11:35:00

Germany named a new head of its Economic Ministry Monday after Michael Glos abruptly resigned eight months before a general election.

2008-07-24 12:00:26

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 24 July Berlin: On Thursday [24 July] morning, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU [Christian Democratic Union]) received US presidential candidate Barack Obama at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.

2006-08-21 09:49:10

By Tom Armitage BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed aside sinking popularity polls on Monday, saying her government had cleaned up its finances and boosted prospects for economic growth.

2006-01-10 04:23:39

GENSHAGEN, Germany (Reuters) - German government leaders remained at odds over whether to reverse a 2000 law phasing out nuclear power on Tuesday, the second day of a cabinet retreat that is focusing on several divisive issues.

2005-11-22 11:49:24

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - An unusual "grand coalition" took power in Germany on Tuesday with two rival parties crossing the aisles of the Reichstag to end nearly four decades of bitter feuding and form a tenuous new government.

2005-11-22 05:39:41

By Markus Krah and Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel was elected Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that ends months of uncertainty and ushers in a fragile new government with the task of reviving Europe's largest economy.

2005-11-21 18:15:13

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's first woman chancellor on Tuesday, but must avoid infighting in a coalition with former leftist foes to implement reforms designed to revive Europe's largest economy.

2005-11-14 10:58:59

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Members of Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU) voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve a coalition agreement struck last week with their Christian Democrat (CDU) allies and longtime rivals, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

2005-11-14 08:45:36

BERLIN (Reuters) - Members of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) voted overwhelmingly on Monday to approve a coalition agreement struck last week with their longtime rivals, the Social Democrats (SPD).

2005-11-11 14:26:37

By Noah Barkin and James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's main parties sealed an agreement on Friday to create a government of traditional rivals under the leadership of conservative Angela Merkel, breaking eight weeks of deadlock after an inconclusive general election.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.